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It’s natural that each individual who starts volunteering with School on Wheels has some apprehension about being a new tutor. While we know each person will positively impact our students, we also want to reassure our volunteers by answering some of the questions they have about the tutoring session or

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Every few months, we’ll be introducing you to a new School on Wheels staff member so you can learn more about the people who make our programs run successfully! This month, we’re highlighting Kayla Bacon, our Communications Coordinator. What is your role at School on Wheels? I have the fun responsibility

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During School on Wheels’ first year, we served 50 kids. This year we expect to serve 400. But we aren’t chasing numbers, we’re chasing impact. That’s why we are so excited about our newest program expansions! We’re even more excited to announce that the following program expansions have been made

School on Wheels has been incredibly fortunate to have worked with AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members throughout the past three years. These volunteers have selflessly assisted in launching new programs, developing processes, streamlining technology and building the capacity of the organization.  They have collectively volunteered over 20,000

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 21 – 27th, 2013 As we approach National Volunteer Appreciation Week, I am reminded of the many magical moments I have experienced during the tutoring hour.  Experiences that one tutor recently described as, “little moments that add up to a very big, rewarding experience.”

Here at School on Wheels, our staff and volunteers strive to help our students get the most of the tutoring hour.  Sometimes this simply means giving them the help they need with their homework, but often it is much more. In this video Autumn, one of our program coordinators, works

Last fall, 5 employees at Defender Direct learned that there are over 3,000 homeless kids in Indianapolis, and wanted to help out.  Outside their office, they displayed 3,000 cut-out ‘kids’ to bring attention to the issue of childhood homelessness. Then, they directed that energy into action. They created a donation

I have good and bad news for you.  We’ll start with the good.  We know that our tutoring programs are working because most of our kids (74%) are maintaining or improving their grades despite being homeless.  This is well above the standard for homeless children and youth.  However, the bad